Vanguard Newspaper 07 April 2018
24—SATURDAY Vanguard, APRIL 7, 2018 Edited By AYO ONIKOYI 08052201215 firstname.lastname@example.org Fears my husband has about my job — Bose Alao Omotoyosi ...Opens up on her recent domestic violence experience When the picture of the battered face of Nollywood highflying actress, Bose Alao Omotoyosi, married to footballer, Razak Omotoyosi, went viral, there were too many questions begging for answers. Now, the mother of four lovely girls has come out to clear the air on the ugly incidence, with some eye-opening advice for women who may be having feisty marriage experience. Hear her out. BY JULIET EBIRIM How has it been with you so far? I thank God. Sincerely speaking, this is not the position I want to be, I still have a focus, but looking back, I’m grateful. My career is intact. What are you working on at the moment? I’m working on a lot of things. I have two outstanding projects. I just released one for airing on my birthday. It was launched on African Magic Showcase ‘The Chauffeur’, featuring Rita Dominic, Bobby Obodo, Ibinabo, Yakubu Muhammed and myself. I’m still taking my time and we’ve been working on scripts since February. By the end of April we should be filming, though I’m starting with one. I’m working on Bose Alao Omotoyosi (myself) this time on the script. Any regrets? I don’t have any regrets so far concerning my career; I just have a kind of disappointment. I lost footage for a job worth ten to twelve million naira. I just feel so disappointed not like I regret it, but I wish God would just come down and help me get the job back. You revealed in an interview that you still get sexual advances from men. How do you handle it? I handle it maturely. Even a mother of 75 still gets advances from men. Some go as far as demanding for your pictures. When they begin to cross their boundaries, I block them. Almost ten years in marriage and still counting, what has kept your marriage so far? My marriage will be ten years this May. Marriage has taught me so much. Initially I said I wasn’t going to address anything about marriage because the moment you dish something out, you begin to have problems. But so far, it’s been God, knowing what you want and also having a good family. I’m the crazy type. People who know me know I don’t take shit, but it doesn’t work with marriage. So what has marriage taught you? It doesn’t help you saying “I’m a no-nonsense woman”. It increases the height of domestic violence, trust me. I’m not going to support it here, but I’m going to speak against it in a way that you’ll understand that most of the time, we really need to sit The only problem I have is with the stubborn ones, even when you tell them you’re happily married, they still insist on being friends with you back and ask ourselves “What do we really want?” I have been in the kind of situation in my marriage where I said to myself “I just need to leave. I’m not doing this anymore”, but inside me, I’m not leaving. Whatever you won’t take, do not dish it to your spouse and vice versa. Marriage has also taught me recently to be very calm in addressing issues and to be very prayerful. Late last year, a post went viral about how you were allegedly battered by your husband. Can you shed light on it and how it was resolved? It just comes up in marriages, and the ability to be able to control your anger during crises in marriage goes a long way. I’m not going to support a wifebeater or a woman that runs her mouth. Most of the time, these two things don’t help. You really need to learn how to take things calmly. Though you won’t tell me you saw the viral picture on my page or that I said anything on it. How it was resolved? It was God and also based on the fact that my husband and I knew what we wanted. I told a particular person that said “It’s so-so person that caused the issue...”, “No, what my marriage needs now is counseling and less talk”. And that was actually what we did and that is how we got it resolved. The viral thing, the battered face...? I don’t even know how to address it. I just want to tell Nigerians we are fine and we are sorry for disturbing you. Would you give up your acting career for anything? Once an actor, always an actor. Trust me, nobody who has been in front of a camera or who has acted on stage out of passion will want to quit for anything. I’m not ready to stop. How supportive has your husband been towards your career? Sincerely speaking, he has been very supportive. It’s just that sometimes he finds it hard to let me explore (which I think most men do). Because sometimes he feels when you’re too carried away with your job, you forget the home-front. He is a busy person too; he isn’t the sit-at-home type. He feels we can’t both be going out at the same time and I am the woman that has to limit my career pending the time his football career would last. But honestly, he has been supportive. In what way has marriage and motherhood affected your career? It slowed me down, but marriage and motherhood has blessed my career more. I get to open doors that a single lady finds difficult to open. Marriage has helped and it’s still going to do more. It has affected my career positively because I get some endorsement deals that they wouldn’t give someone without a good profile. I’ve been able to mingle with people of high caliber. The respect marriage and motherhood brings to my career is beyond my imagination. What’s your relationship with Bidemi Kosoko like now and how did the issue with her affect your marriage? There was no issue anywhere. A message was sent to me and I revealed the message. That’s why I said marriage has taught me to be patient. Sometimes, the way you put things out is not the same way people will accept it. I don’t have a problem with Bidemi. Do you know that even after that, a lot of people have sent my husband messages about his wife and said a lot of rubbish to him? If he had posted it or said something about it, we’ll still be in the situation I was in March last year. Bidemi won’t say I called and said things to her. No. I was just flabbergasted at the kind of message a woman can send to another woman for any reason. I wasn’t patient enough to address it in my home. I just dished it out and then it went the other way round. I don’t have a problem with Bidemi or anybody. My marriage is fine. Any last words? Domestic violence is terrible. Most times, we need a break to see and know if we really want to stay in such marriage or change the situation. Yes, women are that powerful to end domestic violence. I am sure it is the most terrible time he (my husband) has passed through. I also took a lot of steps and stopped so many annoying things. To God be the glory, we still have misunderstandings even far worse than the one that led to that ugly incident, but no hitting. God forbid! It’s something I don’t even want for my enemy. So far, I have found peace in Christ.
Wale Tinubu’s latest feat WALE Jubril Tinubu, Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Plc., a Pan-African multinational energy corporation, is proving to the world that he is definitely a master in the art of making money. To say that the Lagos State born is a big player in the oil and gas industry is stating the obvious, in fact, he has emerged a glittering star in the business firmament. Well, that is no longer news the man referred to as King of African Oil has continued to show his wizardry, despite the decline oil business has suffered around the globe, as he has just completed a mind- blowing building known as 'The Wings Office Complex'. It was revealed that the eye- popping and architectural masterpiece strategically located at Ozumba Mbadiwe BY OBA MICHAEL SOYEBO The name Ayoola Osuneye might not immediately ring a bell in the national political landscape, but mention his name in and around Ekiti South local Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos would serve as a corporate head office. The magnificient building that was officially commissioned last Wednesday by Minister of state for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu was described as the biggest and most beautiful in Lagos. As gathered, the new building which has 12 floors on each wing cost the company a whopping sum of $172million, and can be accessed from the Five Cowrie Creek via a jetty. The towers also offer a swanky rooftop entertainment deck, which will be an excellent venue Ayoola Osuneye joins House of Reps race By Juliet Ebirim email@example.com 08137897935 (sms only) for hosting social events and corporate get-together. It includes a marquee, bar, ample lounge seating and offers gorgeous views of the city and the creek in an utterly relaxing environment. Between Nollytainment and Silicon Valley In a game changing devel opment for Video and Movie industry, Nollytainment Inc, the promoters of the Nollycoin Cryptocurrency, announced its intention to Partner with a Silicon Valley Tech Company to introduce Nollycloud, a new proprietary technology that would allow video and movie users download huge data files without using any part of their internet bandwidth subscription. Dr Ope Banwo, Founder/ CEO of Nollytainment was ecstatic about this major breakthrough in the movie distribution, download and consumption experience. According to him “We are so blessed to be the first company to partner with a tech company to solve a major problem that has limited the Ayoola Osuneye growth and development of the movie industry in developing nations, where the cost of internet access is ridiculously expensive for users. I honestly can’t overstate the importance of this app to the growth of the industry”. The NollyCloud is being positioned to be one of the key products in the Nollytainment Dr Ope Banwo, (r) and Silicon Valley officials government and you will quickly be told he is the best thing going for Ekiti South especially in the grassroot political set up in the fountain of knowledge. Ayoola can best be described as a young man blessed with the magic wand and his rising political profile is a testimony to his commitment to humanity ventures. Those who know him have described him as a man with the milk of human kindness who is always willing to offer a helping a hand. During his reign as one of former governor Segun Oni’s aide, he carried out his assignment brilliantly. He is one of the young employers of labour in Ogun state at the moment. The former SA on Social and Mobilization unit and President, Youth Forum Nigeria is set to offer himself for public service again. •Tinubu blockchain ecosystem and will be an exclusive utility for holders of the Nollycoin Cryptocurrency. The official rollout of the NollyCloud has been fixed for the first week of August as part of the schedule of the unveiling of the different pieces of the Nollytainment Ecosystem. Wale Adesina honoured BY OBA MICHAEL SOYEBO There’s joy and happi ness in the household of Western Group CEO, Wale Adesina fondly called Wale Saranda, as the businessman of note was recently honoured with the prestigious Global Excellence award for Businessman of the Year. Those who know Wale Saranda would attest to his diligence a n d comm i t - ment to SATURDAY Vanguard, APRIL 7, 2018—25 Hearty cheers for Gov. Dankwambo Governor IBRAHIM Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State is currently the man of the moment. He turned 56 during the week and it was an opportunity to celebrate his achievements. His commitment to the development of the people of Gombe State cannot be overemphasised, as many can attest to his diligence and hardwork. With his sterling public service record, vying for governorship position in Gombe was no surprise. Dankwambo began his public service career by serving as the Accountant General of Gombe state. His diligent service at the state level was just a stepping stone to his service at the Federal level. He served as Accountant General of the Federation from 2005 to 2011. The governor voluntarily ended his federal service and retired home to Gombe, to lead the transformation of the state. As Governor Dankwambo marked another birthday this week, his friends and well-wishers have continued to eulogise his virtues. And this will definitely spur the dynamic governor to attain greater heights. Garlands for Elumelu, Mamora, Ojudu, others Tony Elumelu All is set for the 2nd edi tion of Timeline Awareness Initiative Lecture, even as the organizers have also de- hard work; he can best be described as a workaholic. And over the years he has quietly built a strong brand for himself in the mining sector. Under his watch, the Western Group has grown in all areas of its diverse investments amidst intense competition from the Chinese investors. Wale Saranda who can be described as a business veteran has weathered the storm in his line of business undefeated. So it was a well deserved honour when organisers of Global Excellence Awards recognized the impact of his economic contributions in the face of the cur- Wale Adesina rent tough economic realities. cided to honor some distinguished prominent Nigerians who have in the past and of recent contributed greatly to the development of the country, as well as excel in their chosen fields. The 2nd Timeline Awareness Initiative/Award Presentation which holds on Thursday April 19th at the Lagos Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja have been strategically put together to have an impact on the role journalists and other individuals should play ahead of, during and after the next general election with cautious use of the social media, which plays a big role in disemmination of accurate information to the public. This urge to further sensitise the public at this critical period in the country’s polity made the organizers TimelineNG, to strictly pick a seasoned journalist and politician Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters to speak on the topic: News Reporting In The Age Of New Media, A Focus On 2019 General Elections. The event which will be chaired by Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, promises to attract many prominent Nigerians including Special Guest, Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Mudashiru Obasa, who will receive award of Excellence for his leadership role as the helmsman of the State Assembly. Chairman Heirs Holding/ UBA Board of Directors, Tony Elumelu MFR, CON will also be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award among many other dignitaries.